Dodger's Adoption and Rescue Thoughts by Dervish

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June 22nd 2013 10:12 am
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It is here and multiple appeals for help are coming in daily. My person couldn't resist and has taken in many fosters. All are doing well and growing but there are so many more that need help and it breaks our heart to say we are full and can't help. Please support your local rescue organizations and shelters. Sponsor an adoption. Donate food, towels, newspapers, litter, time and of course money if you can. My person read that volunteering can help you live longer and be happier. Well if that is true. .. she should live a very long time and be very happy. Support spay and neuter in your community. Help community cats by supporting or better still doing tnr. Don't just be an activist who talks about helping animals. Be a caring person who really helps animals.

 

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June 8th 2013 8:58 am
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It has happened our foster homes are pretty full and there are still kittens in need. There are two in particular that have touched my person's heart so one way or another we will take them in. Why don't people understand that altering your animals helps to stop the overpopulation and the pressure of kitten season. Adult cats get overlooked because most people want kittens. There are too many kittens and those of us in rescue agonize over trying to save as many as we can. Please purr long and loud with my family for rescues and forever homes. If we get more adopted we can save more.

 

the sad thing about fostering kittens

May 18th 2013 9:40 am
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One of the hardest things that we face when fostering kittens is that some of them do not survive. Often they come to us weighing less than a pound and we do the very best we can to feed them, keep them hydrated and love them but sometimes it just doesn't work. This week we lost the battle with one of our foster kittens. She was so brave and struggled so much to live that my person kept trying to help her live. It took a talk with our supervising veterinary staff for her to realize that the sweet brave little thing was suffering and the kindest thing to do was to end the suffering. I think my person and little girl were feeding off of each other. My person kept promising her that she would do all she could and little girl kept bravely fighting to survive. Once the decision was made and my person told her it was okay. Little girl relaxed and went peacefully to the rainbow bridge. Sometimes the kindest thing to do is to let them go. It is hard but necessary. Please support spay and neuter in your community. Support your local shelters and rescue groups in this beginning of kitten season. Adopt don't shop and if you must shop. . .shop Petfinder.

 

It was looming on the horizon--KITTEN SEASON!! and now it is- here!!

May 11th 2013 9:10 am
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Our rescue group has gone from having foster homes begging for kittens to having our local shelter begging us to take rescues. I read on Facebook that in one area they have been so successful with spay and neuter and TNR that they are transporting in kittens. That would be our dream! To be able to take a few and help other folks. We do help our members and those that we can but our main focus is our local shelter. This year they will be participating in the 100K Rachael Ray ASPCA challenge and we hope to help them do well. Please adopt don't shop. If you must shop-- shop Petfinder. Remember that rescue rock and purrs move human souls. Studies show that adopting a dog can help prevent heart disease and that adopting a cat can help prevent strokes. Purr with me and my family in the Rescue Forum Power of Purr. Each one purr one and purr long and loud for rescues and forever homes.

 

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May 4th 2013 8:58 am
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Looming on the horizon and staring for 2013 kitten season is here. Please if you find a group of kittens remember that the best person they can be with is the momcat. Don't scoop them up and take them immediately unl ess they are in an unsafe location. Watch them to see if momcat is coming and going. If she is LEAVE THEM ALONE! Let momcat do her job and feed the babies until they are at least 4-5 weeks old. You can help momcat by making her job easier by leaving food and water for her. Once they are old enough to leave the nest, you can start to socialize them. Rescue groups and shelters are inundated this time of year by well meaning people who scoop up kittens and rush them away. If you do take kittens to a shelter or rescue group or shelter a donation would be much appreciated. Tiny kittens take lots of resources to raise.
Remember don't shop adopt and if you must shop. . .Shop Petfinder. Purr with me and my family on the Power of purr for rescue and forever homes.

 

Getting ready

April 27th 2013 9:37 am
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It is the calm before the storm of kittens. We have foster homes ready, willing and waiting for kittens. I know they will all be filled at once and then we will have to scramble to try to find space. Last Saturday I went to University of California Davis Picnic Day with some adopted cats from the Yolo County SPCA and one of our calmer adoptable cats. It is always amazing to me that people stand in line for a long time to see us. It makes for a very long day for us and for our volunteers but I think it is worth it. We try to educate people about cats and also about rescue, spay/neuter and adoption. Hoping for many adoptions today and that kittens come to us slowly and not all at once. Spay and neuter!!

 

Getting ready

April 13th 2013 9:47 am
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Our rescue group is getting ready for kitten season. We are marshaling our volunteer foster homes, getting supplies ready and doing the best we can to be ready. We are lucky to have foster homes ready and waiting but there are never enough and with limited means and space we can never respond to all the appeals or take all of the kittens that are in need. I know I have said this before but spay/neuter is the answer to the heartbreak of kitten season. Please support your local shelters and rescue groups.

 

It is looming on the horizon--KITTEN SEASON!!

April 6th 2013 8:56 am
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Kitten season is coming and soon all of the rescue groups and shelters in our communities will be inundated with kittens. Some of them will be too small to be adopted or to survive without help. Many groups use foster homes to help the debilitated cats and dogs or under aged kittens and puppies to get healthy and ready to go to a home of their own. My family fosters under aged kittens for the Yolo County SPCA. All of us were former fosters who stayed. Some for health reasons and some because our person just couldn't give us up. (I stayed for Love) Please consider fostering if you can. You don't have to be able to bottle feed hourly. Many times for some shelters it just just a matter of a short time until the foster can come back to facility to be altered and adopted. Our group is a foster home based group so the fosters stay in their foster home until they are adopted. Depending on the group they will provide knowledge, support, supplies and veterinary care. We encourage you to consider it, if you can. Also, please support your local shelters and rescue groups. Support local low cost spay/neuter efforts. Spay/Neuter keeps unwanted animals out of shelters. Help us help the animals in your home community. And as always join with us on the Power of purr to purr for rescues and forever homes for all!

 

Diary pick

March 16th 2013 9:06 am
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Wow, I am so proud to be selected as one of the diaries of the day. I hope that it means that more Catsters will spread my wishes. My person worked last Monday at another Spay Day event at our local shelter. All together in our area there were over 700 dogs & cats altered and microchipped and vaccinated! This means that these cats and dogs won't be adding to the overpopulation of unwanted animals in our community. Please support your local rescue groups and shelters. Please help with spay and neuter events in your area if you can. Purr with us on the Power of purr for rescues and forever homes.
My person volunteers, fosters kittens, and donates what she can. Some people that she knows also give her donations to help our rescue group. It makes her feel very special when they do that.

Tell your persons to help, too!

 

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March 9th 2013 9:56 am
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It is the calm before the storm of kitten season. Spring and warmed weather are coming. Please help us avoid the tragedy and nightmare of kitten season. Support local spay neuter efforts in your community. Support your local shelters and rescue groups who are working to help animals locally. Help them help the animals. If you want to add another kitty to your family check them out. There are wonderful animals waiting for homes. My family are all former fosters we know first hand that rescues rock!! Purr with us on the Power of purr for rescues and forever homes. Adopt don't shop but if you want to shop check out Petfinder.

 
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